A loan of $475 helped to put exterior finishes on her house.


Ilda's story

Señora Ilda is a native of the city of Piedras Negras, where she has lived all of her life. From a young age she has worked as a street food vendor. Today she has a business selling hamburgers, nachos, potatoes with cheese, as well as ice pops and mangonadas (a cold mango dessert) in hot weather. She lives with her husband who she married 2 years ago since she married at an older age but she is thrilled and very much in love. He works as a construction worker in the U.S., and with a lot of effort they are building their house together, as they currently live in a house lent to them by Señora Ilda's brother.

Señora Ilda is asking for support through Kiva so that they can continue building their house, since she wants to put exterior finishes to the house to make it her own, and continue building bit by bit until she has a nice, beautiful property.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Brown


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